Significant change in the cutoff dates for Employment based categories for October 2020 visa bulletin

September 25, 2020
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The U.S. Department of State has released the October 2020 Visa Bulletin after delaying it for more than a week, which is the first visa bulletin of the fiscal year 2021. Subsequent to the release of the visa bulletin USCIS released an update on its website that they will follow the filing chart rather than the final action chart.  Historically the Trump administration has followed the final action chart that the filing chart.  This is the first instance where the administration has followed the filing chart.  This resulted in a significant movement in the priority dates for certain countries including India.   

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